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Bowfell and the Glaramara ridge from Langdale

Bowfell and the Glaramara ridge from Langdale

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:38 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Allen Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Glaramara, Rosthwaite Fell

Hewitts included on this walk: Allen Crags, Bowfell, Dovenest Crag, Esk Pike, Glaramara, Red Beck Top (Glaramara South Top)

Date walked: 03/06/2017

Time taken: 6.2

Distance: 24.8 km

Ascent: 1942m

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Great warm weather for a good walk from Great Langdale.

My first time on the Climber's Traverse for over a decade, then a traverse of the fine Allen Crags to Rosthwaite Fell ridge - taking in all the tops on route and finally a debut walk through Langstrath and a re-ascent of Stake Pass.

1 Bowfell ahead as I ascend the Band.JPG
Bowfell's summit structure from the top of The Band

I was keen to get back on the Climber's Traverse and it didn't disappoint - a splendid route into the heart of the mountain

3 BB ahead on CT.JPG
Bowfell Butress ahead

4 Up the side of Flat Crags.JPG
The climb up the side of Flat Crags

5 Great Slab.JPG
Top of Great Slab - mist coming in

6 Misty Bowfell.JPG
Misty Bowfell summit - soon cleared

7 Esk Pike ahead.JPG
Esk Pike ahead

8 Glaramara ridge from EP.JPG
Glaramara Ridge from Esk Pike

9 Glaramara from A Crags.JPG
Glaramara from Allen Crags

10 Red Beck Top.JPG
Red Beck Top

12 Main summit from Looking Stead.JPG
Main summit from Looking Stead

13 Comb Head from Main Top.JPG
Comb Head from the main top

14 Rosthwaite Fell from Combe Head.JPG
Rosthwaite Fell ahead from Combe Head. Loads of up and downs between Allen Crags and here.

15 Comb Head and G from Comb Door Top.JPG
Combe Head and Glaramara from Comb Door Top

16 Rosthwaite Cam from Dove Nest Crag Top.JPG
Rosthwaite Cam from Dovenest Crag - the Hewitt of Rosthwaite Fell but not the Wainwright

17 Back to DNCT from RC.JPG
Back to Dovenest Crag from Rosthwaite Cam

Rosthwaite Cam

19 Bessyboot ahead.JPG
Bessyboot ahead

20 Back along te ridge from BB.JPG
Back along the ridge from Bessyboot

21 Descent to Langstrath.JPG
Rough and steep descent to Langstrath. Today's walk was a great route but this bit needed much care.

22 Lovely Langsrtrath.JPG
Marching alongside the river up Langstrath - a lovely valley

23 Stake Pass.jpg
Stake Pass ahead. I'd have to go back over this but it was generously graded with what looked to be a new path making zig zags on it's way up.

24 Looking bcak at Langstrath, descent off R Fell andSkiddw.JPG
Looking back at Langstrath, with the descent from Rosthwaite Fell visible and Skiddaw in view

25 Over Stake pass now.JPG
Over Stake Pass now and ready to drop down into Mickleden
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